Dating san francisco bay area
I’m old enough to remember a time when, if you were waiting for a friend at a bar or restaurant, you did so while either reading a book or, wait for it: while taking in the scene around you, free of any devices or distractions. It meant that people were paying attention to the world around them, striking up conversations with strangers, and experiencing new things outside of their Internet bubble, in tangible and meaningful ways. Which, turns out, is a much more effective way of figuring out how you actually feel about someone, than, you know, a slew of gym selfies and generic emojis.
Now, if you walk onto a bus or into a bar, everyone is too mesmerized by the glow of their i Phone screen to look up, and see what’s happening around them in the world they actually inhabit. (No, I’m kidding; please don’t.) Perhaps, if we were all a little less reliant on technology to do, well, everything for us, we’d be able to meet new humans (dates, even! Considering “everyone” in San Francisco is loaded these days, you know, except those of us who aren’t, it seems like money shouldn’t really be an issue when it comes to dating.
But that’s okay, because if we’re all still complaining about how awful it is to date in San Francisco, that means we haven’t really done anything to change it…
not like I’m speaking from experience, except that obviously, I’m totally speaking from experience. While it may sound terrifying not having a screen to bury your face in, it was actually kind of great. Or, until I meet someone I like enough to stop reflecting on this issue. which means, bringing up these issues is still necessary, and will continue to be necessary until we change how we date.Plus, considering so many people move to SF for their start-up or tech career, it’s pretty imperative that they find success in that arena.
So, is it really any surprise that all of those tech nerds we complain about constantly aren’t able to put any real effort into dating, and instead, rely upon the instant gratification of apps… It also doesn’t help that most of us won’t date on weekends.
Like, why did you swipe “right” to me in the first place?